human spaceflight


Testing SLS

The aerodynamics team at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia tested a model of the 70-metric-ton Space Launch System (SLS) – NASA’s heavy-lift launch vehicle that will carry crew, cargo and science missions into deep…


The New Dragon V2

Right now the live broadcast starts in which SpaceX unveils the new manned module, Dragon V2. You can follow it on Livestream HERE.


Private spaceflight safe and sound?

Space tourism and commercial space mining projects are ushering in a new era of human spaceflight, but their success of private spaceflight will depend on ensuring safety and reducing the cost, experts say. Spaceflight companies…


In Space, Everyone Benefits

In space, things don’t always behave the way we expect them to. In the case of cancer, researchers have found that this is a good thing: some tumors seem to be much less aggressive in…


Realistic Gravity

In the new movie “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, it’s possible to forget you are watching a film and not NASA footage. That is because director Alfonso Cuarón chose to set his story…


Space travel weirdness

The first American to follow in his father’s footsteps by flying in space is auctioning some of his memorabilia, including a rare rocket ship model based on a design by Russia’s “father of space travel.”…